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FIFA is opening a disciplinary case against the Argentine Football Association


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Moscow, January 13 – The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) has opened a disciplinary case against the Argentine Football Association regarding the abusive behavior of players after the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar, according to the organization’s website.
The statement notes that the AFC may have violated articles dealing with “offensive conduct and violations of the principles of fair play” and “misconduct by players and officials”.
The Argentine national team became the world champion three times, beating the French national team on penalties in the final of the tournament in Qatar (3: 3, 4: 2 – on penalties). After the match, a video clip was published in which Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez announced a minute of silence in the dressing room of French football player Kylian Mbappe. The goalkeeper continued to taunt the striker during the championship parade in Buenos Aires. Martinez displayed a puppet attached to a picture of Mbappe.

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A case was also opened against the Croatian Football Association for possible violation of articles “discrimination” and “order and safety in matches” after the third-place World Cup match against Morocco. (2:1). Earlier, it was reported that during the ceremony marking the end of the tournament, Croatian national team players Dejan Lovren and Marcelo Brozovic gave Nazi salutes. Also, the players shouted a slogan belonging to the Ustaše (Croatian Nazis – approx.).
For violation of the Article of Discrimination, the Mexican Football Federation (CHF100,000) and the Ecuadorian Football Federation (CHF20,000) received fines and the closure of the stands for one home match under the auspices of FIFA. The Serbian Football Federation was punished, in addition to a fine (50,000 Swiss francs), with a partial closure of the stands for one match. Seven Serbian players were individually fined for misconduct in the group stage match against Switzerland (2:3).

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